Japan’s Miyazaki declares emergency on Foot-and-Mouth

Japan ordered more than 1 percent of its swine herd to be slaughtered after Miyazaki prefecture, the nation’s second-biggest growing region, declared a “state of emergency” as an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease spreads.
Tuesday 18 May 2010 (7 years 9 months 4 days ago)
Japan ordered more than 1 percent of its swine herd to be slaughtered after Miyazaki prefecture, the nation’s second-biggest growing region, declared a “state of emergency” as an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease spreads.

A total of 105,519 pigs and 8,612 beef cattle and dairy cows will be killed in the prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu, said Takehisa Yamamoto, an official at the animal health division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. That’s a 42 percent increase in the past four days.

Miyazaki is Japan’s second-largest pig-farming region, accounting for about 9.2 percent of the nation’s herd, which was estimated by the agriculture ministry at 9.9 million as of Feb. 1, 2009. The prefecture is also the third-biggest beef cattle grower, accounting for 10 percent of the country’s total herd of 2.9 million.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-18/japan-s-miyazaki-declares-emergency-on-foot-and-mouth-update1-.html

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